Factor 55 FlatLink

The Quadratec® Difference
Eliminate the conventional winch hook and replace it with a safer and stronger FlatLink shackle thimble and D-ring. The FlatLink shackle mount is the Industry’s first folding shackle mount for recovery winches. With less than 1.75 inches of thickness, the Flatlink will work with all roller fairlead license plate mounting brackets. Conventional winch hooks can cut and fray recovery straps and often allow strap ends to escape during momentary slack cycles of a typical winching recovery. Screw pin shackles do not allow strap loops to escape due to the secure screw pin attachment. The FlatLink does not require splicing and is compatible with steel cables or synthetic ropes up to 3/8 inches in diameter. The cable eye is retained in the FlatLink by a 5/8 inch diameter grade 5 steel double shear pin and internal snap ring. It is installed easily in minutes. The EPDM Rubber Guards protect alloy fairleads and are securely attached to the FlatLink with 4 barbed tips. The FlatLink stows neatly against either roller or Hawse type fairleads and is designed to be used with common 3/4 inch shackles. The FlatLink is constructed of 6000 series billet aluminum and is anodized/powder coated in 5 different colors.

Made in USA
  • Precision machined from 6000 series aluminum
  • Compatible with all roller fairlead license plate mounting brackets
  • When folded flat – less than 1.75 inches of thickness
  • Weight – 23 ounces
  • Max load rating : 16,000 pounds
  • Ultimate failure : greater than 40,000 pounds
  • Fits steel cables and synthetic winch ropes to 3/8 inch diameters
  • EPDM Rubber Guard protects alloy fairleads and cushions line stowage.
  • Simple snap ring removal for shear pin.
  • Fits common 3/4 shackles/D-Rings
  • Eliminates hook rattle and fairlead damage.
  • USA and Foreign Patents Pending.
Installation Notes
Installation Difficulty:
Level 2Intermediate

1. Snap ring pliers are necessary.

Parts Included


  • Color: Black or Gray or Silver or Red or Blue
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